I tested for radon and I got a 6.1 result. I've spent some time looking at a bunch of youtube videos on how to get rid of radon and it can be a bit of work. Seems like if I hire a pro, its going to be 1200-2500.
Overall, the professional fix seems to be to pull that gas out from under the slab before it can get into the basement. This involves drilling through the basement floor and setting up a bunch of pipes. My basement is concrete floor and stone walls (built in 1897).
Since we don't use the basement much, I was thinking of actually running a 4" pvc pipe to the outside and having a small fan on the basement floor push the air into the pipe and out. This would generate negative pressure in the basement which in return would pull air from underneath the main door into the basement. The other option is to perhaps remove a couple of weather strips I put on the outside door that goes into the basement. Then there is the sealing any and all cracks I find on the floor. Though can I really seal the basement if I have stone walls?
Any opinions on this? Not looking to fully remove radon but to drop it to <4.
Also, is a 6.1 reading bad / severe?
Thanks Everyone! Sorry if I posted this in the wrong area.